Small-town Ohioan. Literature addict. Culture junkie. Lover of life. Storyteller.

I spent my childhood surrounded by cornfields and dreaming of far-off magical places. I’ve spent much of my adulthood surrounded by far-off magical places and dreaming of cornfields.

This blog is the story of my life as I search for a happy medium between sustainable international explorations and eco-friendly adventures in my own backyard.

Past homes include: a childhood in rural Ohio, a college career in Cincinnati while I earned my English degree, a study-abroad year in England, a year abroad teaching in Indonesia, and several blissful years of residing in Florida, fulfilling a lifelong dream of living just outside Walt Disney World.

My obsession with Disney and all things princess-y might seem juvenile until you consider that my senior thesis in college explored the themes of well-known fairy tales and discussed the role that the Disney films had in making those themes relevant to a modern audience. Stories, in any form, are kind of my passion. They are what I seek out every time I step into the big wide world!

In addition to literature and storytelling, my other main passion is the environment, which is why you will find me doing things like marching for science, chasing delicious vegan meals around the world, and promoting a zero-waste lifestyle.

I’m spending most of the first half of 2018 traveling, with stops already made in Hong Kong and Bangkok. I’m currently catching my breath in Jakarta, but it won’t be long until I travel to Bali and beyond!

Feel free to follow more of my adventures on Instagram! You can find me at LoveElizabeth14.

My favorite adventures to date include:

Seeing my favorite city from above.

A sunrise hike around Dieng Plateau in Java.

Experiencing Indonesia’s Kartini Day celebrations in a local school.

Watching majestic pink dolphins in the South China Sea.

A spiritual encounter with bats in Bali.

Being a big sister.

Learning how much fun Kentucky can be.

Visiting Borobudur Temple in Java. And then going back for seconds.

Discovering bugs and Bourbon Street in New Orleans on a sister road trip.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, I can be contacted at loveelizabethtravels @ gmail.com